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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Film of break-neck physical excitement and stunning visual attractions in which George Lazenby replaced Sean Connery as James Bond.

Film of break-neck physical excitement and stunning visual attractions in which George Lazenby replaced Sean Connery as James Bond.

Lazenby is pleasant, capable and attractive in the role, but he suffers in the inevitable comparison with Connery. He doesn’t have the latter’s physique, voice and saturnine, virile looks.

The baddie’s hideout is perched on the peak of a Swiss alp, part Playboy Penthouse, part Frankenstein’s laboratory, and part cave of the mountain troll. There Telly Savalas is experimenting with biological warfare to take over the world, under the guise of being a research institute for treating allergies.

In Service Bond finds his true love, Diana Rigg, coolly beautiful, intelligent, sardonic, and his equal in bed, on skis, driving hellbent on icy mountain roads, and with a few karate chops of her own.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

UK

  • Production: United Artists. Director Peter Hunt; Producer Harry Saltzman, Albert R. Broccoli; Screenplay Richard Maibaum, Simon Raven; Camera Michael Reed; Editor John Glen; Music John Barry; Art Director Syd Cain
  • Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1969. Running time: 139 MIN.
  • With: George Lazenby Diana Rigg Telly Savalas Ilse Steppat Gabriele Ferzetti Bernard Lee
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